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Interviewees Must Ask Good Questions Too!

One of the most important questions an interviewer can ask is whether the candidate has any questions. Your answer should be an emphatic "Yes!" Being ready with good questions demonstrates your interest and insight and can increase your chances of getting an offer. This is your opportunity to not only show you are the best candidate for the job but also to determine whether this is the right career move for you. Read More >

Beyond OCI: What Changes in Law Firm Recruiting Mean for You

On-campus interviews (OCI) and callbacks can be very stressful to law students, especially now that the process is condensed into a shorter window.  At last week's NALP Education Conference I learned that law firms are, unsurprisingly, stressed out by this short process too. Read More >

The Personal Items You Need at Your Desk

You did it! You're a lawyer, and you've got a job! Whether you have your own office or a cube, you hopefully have at least one drawer for your personal belongings. Read More >

5 Questions: Gibson Dunn’s NY Litigation & Appellate Groups

Gibson Dunn associate Casey Lee caught up with several New York partners in Gibson Dunn's litigation and appellate practice groups to discuss various topics related to New York litigation.   Top row: Randy Mastro, Caitlin Halligan, Lawrence Zweifach Bottom row: Mylan Denerstein, Orin Snyder, Casey Lee What law firm qualities should law students focus on during the hiring process? Randy Mastro (Co-Chair, Litigation Practice Group): Excellence, teamwork, and collegiality. Read More >

The Art of Writing a Law Firm Email

The first email you write to a partner in a law firm is nerve-wracking. The first email you write to an entire distribution list, with partners and clients and opposing counsel and their opposing clients, is terrifying. You will make mistakes. You will forget to actually attach your attachments. You will panic. You will realize that you are a fraud and that someone must have paid off the dean to graduate you out of law school. Read More >

Milbank First-Years Kick Off Law Careers with Pro Bono

As a new lawyer, "giving back" to a meaningful cause with pro bono can seem like something you only get to do once you've established your career (with the billable hours to prove it). One top BigLaw firm takes a different approach, sending first-years out on long-term pro bono assignments before they even get started as associates. Read More >

Vault/MCCA Survey Shows Decline in Black Lawyers

Vault and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association recently released a report analyzing the results of our annual Law Firm Diversity Survey. Amid some encouraging signs of progress, the study reveals other, more troubling trends. Not only are there sharp contrasts between the advancement of white lawyers and attorneys of color, there are notable disparities among different minority groups. Read More >

A Legal Reporter on Covering the Law

Blake Edwards is a self-proclaimed "recovering lawyer covering law"-a legal journalist for Bloomberg BNA who was previously a Circuit Court clerk, covering the business of BigLaw. I interviewed Blake about his legal and writing careers and how he ended up covering the law instead of practicing it. What initially drew you to go to law school? If I'm honest I went in large part because I didn't know what else to do. There was no real desire to be a practicing lawyer. Read More >

Should Harvard Law School Change Its Logo?

Harvard Law School is reportedly considering changing its official shield, as a result of a long campaign that ties imagery on the shield to the slave trade. According to NPR, the dean of Harvard Law recently called for the shield to be replaced, "because it contains the crest of Isaac Royall, a slave owner whose endowment of land helped establish the school. Read More >

Could Justice Scalia's Death Affect Pay, Promotions, and Gender Bias Lawsuits?

One of the wildest developments in this very wild election year has been the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. And the question Who will succeed him? is one that's looking more and more like it will be heatedly debated right up until the final vote is cast on the first Tuesday this November. Of course, the importance of Scalia's successor is far reaching. With the SCOTUS now locked at 4 vs. Read More >

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